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How to buy Ross Stores stock in Canada | $113.83
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Ross Stores is an apparel retail business based in the US. Ross Stores stocks (ROST.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $121.67 – an increase of 0.81% over the previous week. Ross Stores employs 93,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.3 billion.
How to buy Ross Stores stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: ROST in this case.
- Research Ross Stores stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Ross Stores stocks. It's that simple.
Is it a good time to buy Ross Stores stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Ross Stores?
- Has coronavirus impacted Ross Stores shares?
- Ross Stores shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Ross Stores stock a buy or sell?
- Ross Stores performance over time
- Can I short Ross Stores shares?
- Is Ross Stores suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ross Stores shares over-valued?
- Ross Stores's financials
- How volatile are Ross Stores shares?
- Does Ross Stores pay a dividend?
- Have Ross Stores shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Ross Stores's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ross Stores's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $113.83, which is 7.64% down on its pre-crash value of $123.24 and 102.18% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $56.3.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ross Stores stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $553.07 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,000.57.
Ross Stores stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of ROST stocks over time.
Ross Stores stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$113.83|
|52-week range||$84.0763 - $133.5685|
|50-day moving average||$119.9265|
|200-day moving average||$122.4727|
|Wall St. target price||$140.47|
|Dividend yield||$0.855 (0.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.763|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Ross Stores price performance over time
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-7.55%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||-5.46%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||-5.66%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||25.61%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||8.67%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||16.76%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||77.91%|
Is Ross Stores under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ross Stores stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ross Stores's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ross Stores's P/E ratio
Ross Stores's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Ross Stores stocks trade at around 30x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Ross Stores's PEG ratio
Ross Stores's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2516. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ross Stores's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ross Stores's EBITDA
Ross Stores's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ross Stores's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Ross Stores financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$17.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.27%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||39.58%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$40.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Ross Stores stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "ROST.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 3.1 million Ross Stores stocks held short by investors – that's known as Ross Stores's "short interest". This figure is 23.8% down from 4.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ross Stores stocks can be evaluated.
Ross Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Ross Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ross Stores stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ross Stores stocks traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Ross Stores's SIR currently stands at 1.74. In other words for every 100,000 Ross Stores stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1740 stocks are currently held short.
However Ross Stores's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ross Stores stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Ross Stores stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ross Stores's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Ross Stores stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0089% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Ross Stores stocks, roughly 9 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ross Stores.
Find out more about how you can short Ross Stores stock.
Ross Stores's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ross Stores.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ross Stores's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 19.96
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ross Stores's overall score of 19.96 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ross Stores is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Ross Stores's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.49/100
Ross Stores's environmental score of 4.49 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ross Stores's social score
Social score: 11.6/100
Ross Stores's social score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Ross Stores's governance score
Governance score: 9.87/100
Ross Stores's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ross Stores's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ross Stores scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ross Stores has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||19.96|
|Total ESG percentile||15.38|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Ross Stores stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.57% of net profits
Recently Ross Stores has paid out, on average, around 15.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ross Stores shareholders could enjoy a 1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ross Stores's case, that would currently equate to about $0.855 per share.
While Ross Stores's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ross Stores is investing more in its future growth.
Ross Stores's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 3 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ross Stores stocks ever split?
Ross Stores stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ross Stores stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Ross Stores stocks which in turn could have impacted Ross Stores's stock price.
Ross Stores stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ross Stores's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $84.0763 up to $133.5685. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ross Stores's is 1.0213. This would suggest that Ross Stores's stocks are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ross Stores overview
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brands. Its stores primarily offer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at department and specialty stores primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of July 15, 2021, it operated approximately 1,850 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The company was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
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